Video: Deadly Tourist Boat Crash
- Duration 1:54
- Date May 2, 2012
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The dramatic video from that fateful day comes just days before civil wrongful death lawsuit goes to federal court in Philadelphia.
And attorneys for the families of two students killed.
Say it will hopefully provide -- clues as to who.
Was at fault this dramatic video killing two.
Students on board ultimately determining how much money in damages can be awarded to the victim's family.
The video with their attorneys believe was shot from a camera on the Delaware Port Authority building in Camden.
Shows the tragedy as it unfolds the horrifying scene as the -- smashes into the duck boat on the Delaware River that killed two European students visiting the United States two years ago.
An attorney for the families say they are still traumatized almost two years later the duck boat had almost forty people on board when it happened it became stranded after the captain shut down the engine he thought there was a fire on -- we shut down the engines event.
That -- trapped those passengers on board.
As a barge bared it down on them and then seconds before the impact the deck hand.
Jumps for his life than a passenger jumps then the barge smashes into the back of the duck boat.
And pushes it along for a short time before the -- -- would literally crushed and dragged under with most everyone still on board those two Hungarian tourists.
Who were killed ages sixteen and twenty were part of a church group.
-- visiting from.
Out of the country to Philadelphia and now I also got to mention this because this is key -- intense.
By the National Transportation Safety Board.
Eventually determined that the probable cause of the accident was to -- the failure.
To the -- of the Caribbean sea which was the tugboat to maintain a proper look out -- -- decision to operate out.
Vessel from the lower wheel house also distraction and intensive.
This as a result of his repeated personal use of the cell --